The Trial of Chicago Seven
November 9, 2020 3:50pm CST
Just about when I was to give up on netflix, comes a fiction based on history, a story that goes back half-a-century ago, in the Windy City of Chicago. About seven young men accused of instigating a tragic riot, and a black man gagged in a US Court of Law. A poignant movie that takes one to revisit a time of cultural revolution and the disillusion of a nation about the Vietnam War. It was a time of killing, in a the Windy City of Chicago which, a hundred years ago, a poet named Carl Sandburg uncannily referred to as: Hog Butcher for the World, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler; Stormy, husky, brawling, City of the Big Shoulders: The story of the Chicago Seven, and of that gagged black man, lives today, in the cities of America, where the four strong winds have blown.
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I got glued to the screen. The year was 1969. It was Woodstock and Man On The Moon. But it was also the trial year of Chicago 7 and Bobbie Seale. It was also Vietnam War, when young men's lives were expendable because of political purposes.
@LadyDuck Yes, people tend to remember exactly what they were doing when something out of the ordinary happens. Am not privy to European history of the spectacular sixties but the terrorist attacks you mentioned must be a scary moment for Italy. Surely history rhymes with the current situation in France and Austria, terror has come again.